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Tar Heels make mark in World Cup

With a 2-0 win against Germany on Tuesday in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the United States women’s soccer team advanced to the tournament’s finale, which will take place Sunday in Vancouver. There, the U.S. will look for its third World Cup title and its first since 1999. And among the 23-player roster, six former North Carolina women’s soccer players will hope that Sunday brings them their first. (Daily Tar Heel)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16

17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21

Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving. (GoHeels.com)

World Cup Final Next For Six Tar Heels As U.S. Eliminates Germany

The U.S. Women's National Team downed FIFA No.1-ranked Germany 2-0 at Olympic Stadium Tuesday to advance to the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Six former Tar Heel players will be in uniform Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia when the U.S. faces either England or Japan in the final. All six Tar Heels will seek their first World Cup rings Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: World Cup Semifinal Podcast With Meghan Klingenberg

Rog talks with the US Women's National Team's Meghan Klingenberg about the team's lockdown defense, her karate training, and living with Jeff Van Gundy's family. (SoundCloud)

Lucy Bronze's family jetting to Canada after their girl booked England's semi-final place

Lucy’s looping header came on the back of her screamer against Norway in the last sixteen which took England into the quarter finals for the first time, another 2-1 win. And mum Diane, a 55 year old teacher, and dad Joaquim, 55, who still live in Alnwick, could not be prouder of their girl. Lucy also has a brother Jorge, 25, and sister Sophie, for whom Lucy’s antics provided the perfect start to her 17th birthday on Sunday. (The Chronicle)

Lucy Bronze does it again to book England's World Cup semi-final spot

Northumberland's Lucy Bronze was on the scoresheet again as England clinched a semi-final place at the women’s World Cup. Lucy, from Alnwick, notched with her head as the Lionesses beat hosts Canada 2-1 in their quarter final clash Saturday. Lucy has played for the North Carolina Tar Heels, Everton, Liverpool and now the Manchester club. (Chronicle Live)

Petite Meghan Klingenberg plays big for the U.S. at World Cup

The small room is packed with nearly two dozen reporters when Meghan Klingenberg walks in and takes a seat behind a long white folding table. "Hi everybody!" she says cheerfully. That's pretty much how Klingenberg says everything — cheerfully, often punctuated by a laugh. If Hope Solo is the dark cloud of U.S. soccer, Klingenberg is its pixie-sized ray of sunshine. And on Wednesday she was shining. (Los Angeles Times)

UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucy Bronze: From small English town to UNC to England women's World Cup hero

From park kick-a-bouts to the world stage, England’s Lucy Bronze has her own determination to thank for making it in football. As a Northumberland schoolgirl FA regulations meant she was stopped from playing with the boys once she reached the age of 12, while before that her family encouraged her to try other sports. (The Chronicle)

USWNT star Meghan Klingenberg living with Jeff Van Gundy

Sunday mornings mean pancakes at Jeff Van Gundy’s house. Jeff cuts fresh fruit, his wife Kim flips the pancakes, and Meghan Klingenberg fixes bacon. Yes, the same Meghan Klingenberg who has played every minute on the United States national team’s back line this World Cup lives with the Van Gundy family while playing for the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League. (USA Today)

Keeping Tobin Tethered to Earth

Tobin Heath – her long brown hair worn in a loose and messy ponytail, a few pieces always escaping out the sides – was known to skateboard through the UNC campus, her main mode of transportation since she was a kid. In Chapel Hill, sidewalks are made out of brick, not ideal for skateboarding, which meant Tobin cruised up the street, often rolling right up to the soccer field. (US Soccer)

Mia Hamm, other soccer stars attend World Cup watch party in Chapel Hill

It's been 16 years since the U.S. Women's Soccer Team won the World Cup, but, win or lose, fans in Chapel Hill had a night they will never forget Monday. Former world soccer champions, Olympic gold medalists, and UNC Tar Heels, Mia Hamm, Tisha Venturini-Hoch, and Kristine Lilly joined hundreds of fans for a World Cup watch party at Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill. (ABC 11)

Video: Lucy Bronze Gives England 2-1 Win In Women's World Cup With This Blast

England were struggling to find any kind of offensive pressure and found themselves down 1-0 to Norway when Solveig Gulbrandsen hit the back of the net in the 54th minute. In the following 20 minutes, however, England mustered two shots on goal and both went in. The second came in the 76th minute off the foot of Lucy Bronze, who absolutely smoked a ball in from distance, securing a 2-1 win and a spot in the quarterfinals. (Vice Sports)

Three former Tar Heels broke ground for women's soccer

Kristine Lilly holds a world record of 352 international appearances as part of Team USA. Mia Hamm won a National Championship with UNC, two World Cup Championships, and two Olympic gold medals and Tisha Venturini took part in four NCAA National Championships at UNC. "It was a pretty special time," Lilly said. Even if they weren't always aware of the ground they were breaking. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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